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2089789 2038-01-18 05:00:00.0 UTC 2038-01-18T00:00:00.000-05:00 2012-09-01 18:18:59.0 UTC 2012-09-01T14:18:59.000-04:00 content/niemann-leaves-games-right-arm-tightness published 2012-10-01 04:40:00.0 UTC 2012-10-01T00:40:00.000-04:00 drupal 32710 UPDATE, 5:15: Curiously, neither Niemann nor Maddon would say where in the arm the tightness was, though Maddon also called it soreness. Niemann said something didn't feel right between the third and fourth and one batter was enough as he wanted to be cautious. He said he'll come in Sunday and see how it feels and go from there. He also said no tests or doctor visits were scheduled that he knew of. UPDATE, 2:40: The Rays said Niemann left with right arm tightness. BREAKING: RHP Jeff Niemann what seemed to be a successful return from the broken leg that sidelined him for 3 1/2 months on Saturday, for the first 3-plus innings anyway. But one out in the fourth, Niemann left the game injured again. There was no immediate word from the Rays, but he looked to be arching his back a bit, prompting a visit from manager Joe Maddon and head athletic trainer Ron Porterfield. And after a brief conversation, Niemann was done, having allowed one hit and striking out four in 3 1/3. Toronto was also the scene of his original injury. Marc Topkin rays Jeff Niemann Niemann leaves games with "right arm tightness" templatedata/tampabaytimes/BlogArticle/data/rays/2012/09/01/32710-niemann-leaves-games-right-arm-tightness BlogArticle 2012-11-11 03:16:45.0 UTC 2012-11-10T22:16:45.000-05:00 UPDATE, 5:15: Curiously, neither Niemann nor Maddon would say where in the arm the tightness was, though Maddon also called it soreness. Niemann said something didn't feel right between the third and fourth and one batter was enough as he wanted to be cautious. He said he'll come in Sunday and see how it feels and go from there. He also said no tests or doctor visits were scheduled that he knew of.Jeff NiemannJeff NiemannMarc Topkin 380332 2038-01-18 05:00:00.0 UTC 2038-01-18T00:00:00.000-05:00 2012-10-25 12:36:06.0 UTC 2012-10-25T08:36:06.000-04:00 marc-topkin published 2013-02-18 17:30:43.0 UTC 2013-02-18T12:30:43.000-05:00 Marc Topkin <p>Marc Topkin has covered baseball for the <i>Times</i> since 1987 &mdash; from the lengthy effort to secure a team, to the awarding of the Tampa Bay franchise in 1995, and through each of the Rays seasons starting in 1998. He has traveled throughout the United States with the team, as well as to Canada, Venezuela, Mexico and Japan, and has covered All-Star Games and the World Series, as well as Super Bowls and the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, Greece.</p> Times Staff Writer writers DTI 33745506 Marc Topkin has covered baseball for the Times since 1987 — from the lengthy effort to secure a team, to the awarding of the Tampa Bay franchise in 1995, and through each of the Rays seasons starting in 1998. He has traveled throughout the United States with the team, as well as to Canada, Venezuela, Mexico and Japan, and has covered All-Star Games and the World Series, as well as Super Bowls and the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, Greece. <p>Phone: (727) 893-8801</p> <p>Email: <a href="mailto:topkin@tampabay.com">topkin@tampabay.com</a></p> <p>Blog: <a href="http://blogs.tampabay.com/rays/">The Heater</a></p> <p>Twitter: @TBTimes_Rays</p> <div style="position: absolute; left: -40px; top: -25px; width: 1px; height: 1px; overflow: hidden;" data-mce-bogus="1" class="mcePaste" id="_mcePaste"></div> 1 /resources/images/bio-photo/2012/topkin.jpg true templatedata/tampabaytimes/AuthorProfile/data/33745506-marc-topkin AuthorProfile 2012-10-25 12:36:06.0 UTC 2012-10-25T08:36:06.000-04:00 2269775 2016-03-17 17:59:20.0 UTC 5 Months Ago evan-longoria-leaves-rays-game-with-shin-bruise rays Evan Longoria leaves Rays game with shin bruise BlogArticle 2276655 2016-05-10 03:10:16.0 UTC 3 Months Ago rays-logan-forysthe-leaves-game-after-being-hit-by-pitch rays Rays Logan Forysthe leaves game after being hit by pitch BlogArticle 2273479 2016-04-16 00:17:21.0 UTC 4 Months Ago forsythe-kiermaier-leave-game-after-4th-inning-collision rays Forsythe, Kiermaier leave game after 4th-inning collision BlogArticle <p><strong>UPDATE, 5:15: </strong>Curiously, neither Niemann nor Maddon would say where in the arm the tightness was, though Maddon also called it soreness. Niemann said something didn't feel right between the third and fourth and one batter was enough as he wanted to be cautious. He said he'll come in Sunday and see how it feels and go from there. He also said no tests or doctor visits were scheduled that he knew of.</p> <p><strong>UPDATE, 2:40:</strong>&nbsp;The Rays said Niemann left with right arm tightness.</p> <p><strong>BREAKING:&nbsp;</strong>RHP&nbsp;Jeff Niemann what seemed to be a successful return from the broken leg that sidelined him for 3 1/2 months on Saturday, for the first 3-plus innings anyway.</p> <p>But one out in the fourth, Niemann left the game injured again.</p> <p>There was no immediate word from the Rays, but he looked to be arching his back a bit, prompting a visit from manager Joe Maddon and head athletic trainer Ron Porterfield. And after a brief conversation, Niemann was done, having allowed one hit and striking out four in 3 1/3.</p> <p>Toronto was also the scene of his original injury.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p>trueruntime2016-08-30 05:44:58